Gordon Burgess


Gordon enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy as a direct entry Seaman Officer at HMAS Creswell in 2007. After completing the Junior Warfare Application Course at HMAS Watson, Gordon was posted to HMA Ships Tobruk, Manoora, Diamantina, Ararat, Pirie, Leeuwin and Melville to gain his Bridge Warfare Certificate which he achieved in 2010. On completion of his BWC and promotion to Lieutenant, Gordon was posted to HMA Ships Shepparton and Benalla and completed the Maritime Geospatial Officer Hydrographic (H2) course in 2012.Gordon was then posted as the Navigator of HS Red Crew. Gordon was selected as the Executive Officer HMAS Benalla in 2014. In 2016 Gordon was posted to the Defence Community Organisation as the Military Support Officer Navy In Cairns where he worked with most ESO in the Cairns region and built strong connections within the defence community of Cairns. During his career Gordon was deployed to Operation Resolute, Operation Render Safe, Operation Queensland Flood Assist (Brisbane). Gordon recently transitioned from the ADF. Gordon wishes to use his experience and connections to encourage young Veterans to be active with the Sub branch.



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